Montgomery County Pedestrian Bridges

Montgomery County Pedestrian Bridges
Project Overview: 
The Park Development Division of the Maryland County Department of Park and Planning of the M-NCPPC retained McLaren to provide engineering services for the design and replacement of eight (8) pedestrian bridges located throughout several parks in Montgomery County, Maryland. Five (5) of the bridges are located on the Meadowside Nature Center Trail, and one (1) bridge is at each of the other three (3) sites. For each location, McLaren is working to blend the bridges into their surroundings and find the most cost efficient approach to engineering design.
McLaren's Role: 
Upon inspection, McLaren found the bridges to be badly deteriorated, several of them unsafe for pedestrian use. Key to the design process was gaining access to the different bridge sites, as some of the bridges are located on nature trails and cannot be reached by vehicle. Where feasible, McLaren used Recycled Plastic Lumber (RPL) for the new bridges to allow easy transport of materials and on-site construction. Topographic surveys and geotechnical investigations were performed at each site, and McLaren coordinated all necessary permits.
Service: 
Pedestrian Bridge Design
Service: 
Geotechnical Engineering
Service: 
Surveying
Service: 
Permitting
Service: 
Construction Administration
Location: 
Montgomery County, Maryland
Client: 
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)
Project Type: 
Pedestrian Bridge Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2006-2010
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Location
Montgomery County, Maryland

Client
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC)

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Pedestrian Bridge Design

Contract Period
2006-2010

Construction Cost
N/A
Services
Pedestrian Bridge Design
Geotechnical Engineering
Surveying
Permitting
Construction Administration